Date: 22nd March 1986
Venue: Riviera Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Title: WBC World Heavyweight Title
Promoted by: Dynamic Duo Inc, Don King Productions, Butch Lewis Productions
( 26 - 0 - 1 )
Weight: 222 3/4 lbs
( 30 - 4 - 1 )
Weight: 218 1/2 lbs
Jamaican born Trevor Berbick became the WBC world heavyweight champion in front of a 2,000 strong crowd in the Riviera ballroom at The Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas when he scored a unanimous decision over the formerly unbeaten Pinklon Thomas.
Scores: Arlen Bynum 115-113 | Art Lurie 115-114 | Paul Smith 115-113.
Thomas was making the second defence of the title he won on a 12-round decision over Tim Witherspoon in August 1984.